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London's Radical South Asian Writers-Retro Style
Daljit Nagra, Shyama Perera, Bidisha With Susheila Nasta
03 Oct 2012
£5Asia House Friends
A story detailing a terrorist's mindset; anti-racist poetry; fiction about women's oppression - what do all of these have in common? The fact that they were written by South Asian writers living in London in the interwar period of the twentieth century.
Daljit Nagra is an acclaimed British Asian poet whose work relates the experience of British-born Indians. His debut collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover, won the 2007 Forward Poetry Prize. His latest collection, Tipoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine was shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize.
Bidisha is a writer, critic and broadcaster, writing for the New Statesman, Financial Times, Observer and Guardian. Her latest book is Beyond the Wall: Writing a Path Through Palestine.
Sri Lankan Shyama Perera is a writer and broadcaster whose work includes three novels, numerous short stories and five years of journalism for the Guardian. She is Chair of the South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive.
Join our panel as they read from some of the revolutionary work produced by these pioneers and discuss how their own writing follows in this radical - and little-known - tradition.
Produced in partnership with Wasafiri, the winners of the fourth Wasafiri New Writing Prize will be announced as part of this event.